Mark Wiedman

Mark Wiedman

Head of International and of Corporate Strategy

Mark Wiedman, Senior Managing Director, is Head of International and of Corporate Strategy for BlackRock, and is a member of the Global Executive Committee.

Mark is responsible for BlackRock’s businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, as well as global marketing. He co-chairs the firm’s strategy and operations committee, which shapes the firm's strategy and aligns resources, talent, and operating plans. Mark leads the Sustainable Task Force, the External Affairs Committee, and the Women’s Accelerator.

From 2011 to 2019, Mark was Global Head of iShares and Index Investments.  He joined the firm in 2004 to help start Financial Markets Advisory.  The group advises financial institutions and central banks on capital markets exposures.

Before BlackRock, he was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has taught finance and law at Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Renmin University in Beijing.

Mark led BlackRock's 2008 creation of Penny Mac, now the #2 U.S. mortgage bank, and served on its public board 2013-2019.  He earned an AB degree, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1992, and a JD degree from Yale Law School in 1996.